Justin will compete in the 450 class for the Muc-Off Honda team run by Australian Yarrive Konsky. Brayton, from Iowa, is one of the most consistent riders in the Supercross series, finishing inside the top 10 twelve times during the 2020 season. 2021 marks Brayton’s 18th year as a professional motocross/Supercross racer. The highlight of Justin’s career was winning the 2018 Daytona Supercross. This is not a new team for Brayton or team owner Yarrive Konsky. It raced the AMA Supercros series last year as the Penrite Honda team, but is now sponsored by Muc-Off, who specializes in innovative motorcycle products from their Clean, Protect and Lube systems (including their pink Nano Tech Bike Cleaner).
Justin Brayton said: “It’s super exciting to be working closely with Yarrive again for 2021, especially with him bringing an exciting new brand to the table. His passion and enthusiasm for this sport has been a positive influence on me. We have seen a lot of success in Australia, so I hope to relive this in the U.S supercross this year. I have been riding the new 2021 CRF450 and I am feeling comfortable on it, testing has been great so now I just need to put it all together and focus on a strong and consistent season.”
Joining Brayton will be Mitchell Oldenburg, an alumni of the 2020 Penrite team, who will ride the 250 class Mitchell Harrison, who was a fill-in rider at Pro Circuit Monster Kawasaki in 2020.
Team owner Yarrive Konsky said, “I am really pleased that we can finally shout about our plans for 2021. It has been four months in the making, with a final push at the 11th hour to get to this point, but now we are here, I am keen to start seeing results. Working with Muc-Off as our new title sponsor for next year has been really refreshing. Their ethos and work ethic has been instrumental in getting us here and I am looking forward to seeing this relationship develop.”
Mitchell Oldenburg said, “This is my third season with Yarrive and Honda and I’m feeling more ready than ever to go racing. Riding the same bike for a third season is an advantage as I am feeling so comfortable with the bike and I feel at home with the team. With Muc-Off as the new title sponsor, it has given me the motivation to show the world what I have got!”
Mitchell Harrison said, “When I got the call up to race for Muc-Off Honda, I was excited as I have only heard good things about their program. I went out to test the bike and immediately asked for the contract as it just felt right. The team is competitive and because of both Muc-Off and Honda coming in to support the team for 2021, I am committed to getting top results.”
Brayton photo: Mike Vizer
Oldenburg photo: Cody David